Question: What does slip stitch to join mean?

Does slip stitch count as a stitch?

When counting your chain stitches at the start of a pattern—which you must do very carefully before continuing—note that the loop on the crochet hook is never counted as a stitch and the starting slip knot is never counted as a stitch.

What is a joining stitch?

Decorative stitch used in sleeves, fronts of blouses and dresses. Attach two separate pieces of fabric together, leaving a little space in between.

What is the difference between a slip stitch and a single crochet?

A slip stitch is where you put your hook (with a stitch already on it) through the stitch, yarn over, pull through the stitch and the loop already on your hook. A single is where you put your (with a stitch already on it) through the stitch, yarn over, pull through the stitch, stop, yarn over, pull through both loops.

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